breastfeeding your baby
• during pregnancy, attend a local breastfeeding information class.
eat a healthy diet, and eat frequently-you need more calories
during breastfeeding than pregnancy.
• ensure your bra fits correctly and buy the correct maternity bras.
ask your lactation consultant to help you position your baby
correctly on the breast when you first start to feed. You should
sit comfortably, with baby's tummy facing your tummy. You may
need to use a pillow to support you and your baby.
latching your baby on correctly
correct latching is vital - it lets your baby get the milk more easily
and allows him to feed well.
• he should have all of the nipple and most of the areola in his
mouth so that his gums are well behind the base of your nipple
his nose and chin should be gently pressed against your
breast, and his sucking shouldn't hurt.
- getting comfortable
tips for successful feeding
your baby should start with some fairly quick shallow sucks and
then once your milk starts flowing his sucks should become
slower, deeper and more rhythmic.
most mothers find that they need to Use both breasts. Keep
your baby on the first breast for as long as he is sucking
properly. When his sucking slows or he starts falling asleep it
may be time to toke him off and wind him. If he seems fully fed
you can put him down to sleep. If he's still hungry, he can feed
on the second breast until full.
how long your baby feeds can vary from as little as 10 minutes
to as much as an hour or more- this will depend on how fast
your milk flows and how strongly your baby sucks.
look for the signs
your baby is feeding well and getting enough milk if. he settles
well after feeds; he has at least 6 wet nappies a day; he gains
the right amount of weight.
your baby is not feeding well if: he falls asleep at the breast but
then wakes and cries when you try to settle him; his nappies are
dry or his urine is concentrated and smelly; his weight gain is
poor. If so, check your breastfeeding position with your lactation
consultant or gynaecologist and ask for further advice.
never be afraid to seek help if you are struggling.
• nursing bras
(fitting required around
week 38 of pregnancy)
• muslin squares
breast pump and
for further information
please approach our retail staff for assistance or contact
customer core department at 6513 3270/
email: [email protected]
• support feeding pillow
ver. Jan 20
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